Mound Visits, 5/16/22

Not long before the Apostle Paul was martyred, he wrote one of the last letters we know of to his young “son in the faith,” Timothy. Before Paul died, he wanted to be sure to leave a solid foundation for his friend. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the […]

Mound Visits, 5/14/22

People will hurt you. Christian people may hurt you. Don’t confuse God with people. God is for you. “I have loved you with an everlasting love…”(Jeremiah 31:3) “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”(C.S. Lewis) “…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ […]

Mound Visits, 5/13/22

As a young boy I once spoke a hurtful, hateful thing to a neighbor boy. He never said a word back to me, he just looked at me with pain in his eyes, turned and walked away. How much damage was done? It destroyed and killed our relationship. I still remember vividly decades later. My […]

Mound Visits, 5/5/22

Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful spring morning. You give us glimpses of all you have in store for us. “They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun?”— Wernher Von Braun “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their […]

Mound Visits, 5/3/22

One year we had a group of grumblers and complainers on our team. That year (thankfully it was only one), I guess you weren’t cool unless you complained. By the end of the year the negativity was so thick that I thought I was the only one who cared. Then I learned that one of […]

Mound Visits, 5/2/22

We all go through times of suffering and there are many kinds of suffering…physical pain, broken relationships, separation from loved ones and grief. God doesn’t always prevent storms in our life, but He will walk with us through them. “God steps into the suffering with us, and He takes it on himself, and He walks […]

Mound Visits, 4/30/22

Sometimes when it’s dark, we need to look inside for the light. “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” Helen Keller “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”(1 John […]

Mound Visits, 4/29/22

I have talked to several people who have been deeply hurt by a church or a Christian. It should never happen, but people are fallible. People, even church leaders, make mistakes because they are human, or perhaps even misguided. We are all imperfect, but God loves you with a perfect love. “You may have been […]

Mound Visits, 4/28/22

I’m not going to tell you that it’s easy. And, I’m not going to tell you that I’ve always fully grasped this concept. But, when we suffer, instead of asking “when will I get out of this suffering?” Ask instead,“Lord, what will I get out it this suffering?” Suffering is sometimes horrendous, but God does […]

Mound Visits, 4/26/22

This is a great time for me to check my attitude. If it’s negative, I will have a bad day and so will the people around me! If it’s positive, there is a great chance I will have a good day, and I will encourage others along the way. “The greatest day in your life […]